Assault Crimes

The crime of assault is typically charged when someone attempts to injure or scare another person by punching, kicking, making other unwanted physical contact or by using a weapon. Importantly, unlike a charge for battery, the fact that the person does not actually make physical contact with a victim does not prevent an assault charge.

An assault requires that a person did an intentional act; he attempted to make contact or did make actual contact with a victim; he knew that his actions would probably result in contact with the victim; and he had the physical ability to contact the victim.

Assault crimes include a variety of potential misdemeanor and felony assault charges, including, but not limited to:

  • Simple misdemeanor assault
  • Felony assault
  • Felony assault with great bodily injury
  • Assault upon a peace officer
  • Assault with a deadly weapon using bodily force
  • Assault with a deadly weapon using a weapon (such as a knife, gun or other weapon)

Punishments for misdemeanor assault may or may not include jail time, while punishments for serious felony assaults typically include a county jail or state prison sentence.

Assault Defense Attorneys in the San Fernando Valley

The legal team at the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb has over 80 years of combined experience aggressively defending clients facing all types of assault charges, and will strategize a vigorous defense from the moment of arrest until the completion of the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with any assault charge, contact a Van Nuys criminal attorney from Naderi & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.